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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jun 26, 2019 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

far and away the best tone JM has gotten to date. Generally his tone is flat and boring, this actually had life.<BR><BR>PRS are just shoulder jewelry anyway.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 27, 2019 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

Both to you and Edsel: help the old guy out. I don't know the history of his guitars but I've read it's early 70's? And I gazed at YT and it seemed Mayer was playing sounds that I associate with post-retirement songs. So is it the guitar, is the gadgets, is it the player? Or should I get the wax pulled out of my ears? <BR>

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 27, 2019 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

No need to remove the wax. Wolf had a nice clean sound from 1973 (replacing the alligator Strat he was playing) through the retirement shows of 1974, which was perhaps Jerry's best sound (IMO). It came back in the fall of 1977 with a very fat sound, nothing like the clean sound from 1974. Tiger shows up in 1979 and Wolf next came back with the MIDI- all those instruments that Jerry would mimic in 1989. Who knows what electronics are in that guitar right now but it sounds nothing like it did. <BR><BR>Didn't Wolf come out in the very last concert in Chicago?<BR><BR>This post was modified by billydlions on 2019-06-27 22:40:20

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 28, 2019 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

Thank you. So when someone says that Mayer's tone is better because of Wolf it's just because of the guts?

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 29, 2019 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

Good question- I assume it's part guitar and part guts. Jerry's sound also came from his amps and how he set it all up not to mention his different effects (mutron, octave divider and chorus pedal.)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 29, 2019 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's only a guitar, but...

Almost sounds like the player is hardly a factor. :)